SMITHFIELD – Police are looking for a thief who stole a grave marker from a local cemetery. Smithfield Police said the marker was stolen from a grave at the Sunset Cemetery on Highway 210.
A 65 year-old woman said she went to her father’s burial site on June 20th and discovered the copper grave marker was missing. When she last visited the site on April 17 the marker was in place.
Police haven’t ruled out the marker was stolen by the thief to be sold as scrap metal. No other grave marker thefts have been reported at Sunset Cemetery in recent memory.